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liberal groups, from labor unions to moveon.org. with one attendee telling the "washington post" they expect the taxes to go up on the wealthy and to protect medicare and medicaid benefits. they feel confident they don't have to compromise. pressed today on whether the spending cuts are kicked down the road, white house spokesman jay carney was noncommittal. >> you are not having any spending cuts now. you want to do spending cuts next year; is that a fact? >> no. it's not a fact. these are all parts of aspects of the conversations that are ongoing. >> some republicans are pushing boehner an other leaders to accept an extension of the middle class cuts to avoid the white house blaming them for crash over taxes on the rich. >> everybody is waiting for schedule to go up. unless we fix that paradoxically. president obama becomes defender of the bush tax cuts for 98% of the people. he is no such thing. >> the president is seething on the comments to say -- seizing on the comments to say he is optimistic about a deal. >> we could get it done tomorrow. >> budget expert erskine bowles
life to the talks, with vice president biden shopping at new costco in washington, picking up a big screen tv and apple pie and insisting he is optimistic of a deal. >> i am. i am. all the folks in the store, man. going to make a difference. >> carney shot down a politico report that a phone call last night between boehner and the president was curt, noting it was 28 minutes long and productive. signaling the president is flexible on taxes not being specific on the new rates. >> i will say there can be no deal without rates on top earners going up. >> that means that the rates do not necessarily have to go up to 39.6. it could be 37 or 38. meaning they might goose that to try to jump-start the deal with republicans. bloomberg reports that the treasury secretary geithner has been saying look, the sky will fall if we fall off the cliff. he has the power to freeze paycheck withholding levels regardless of how rates change. they can staunch the bleeding from falling off the fiscal cliff if that happens. >> bret: ed, the former presidential candidate mitt romney was at the white house to
in washington than president. >> how about four more years of gridlock in washington? >> no! >> governor romney's wife ann campaigning alone joining him tomorrow for the final stretch. >> women have been coming up to me and saying please help. women. women are saying we're hurting, all the voices of the americans are out there that need help. the only thing i can tell them is help is on the way. >> three new races show tied in new hampshire where romney has vacation home, and wisconsin, paul ryan's home state and iowa where president leads by six. democrats warn it's closer than that. in colorado, romney has the edge. 50-47. within the rasmussen margin of error. even the ground game to get out the vote looks like a tossup. the latest pew research study says across the country obama campaign reached 11% of likely voters. only 10% for the romney campaign. look at the swing state. the romney campaign has an edge to reach 14% of likely voters, only 13 from the obama camp. >> bret: carl, thank you. president obama switching things up a bit. for the final push. chief white house correspondent ed henr
with boost. >> bret: earlier in week, washington an colorado became the first in the nation to approve recreational use of marijuana. today, colorado governor was supposed to find out how it fits with federal law prohibiting that sort of thing. correspondent alicia acuna is watching from denver. >> now what? the question over governor hickenlooper after voters approved historic measure. >> our voters want marijuana to be regulated. like alcohol. >> hickenlooper talked with eric holder about the issue today. state leaders have a lot of questions about dealing with a new constitutional amendment decriminalizing marijuana. >> there are a lot of laws i think are stupid that i support and provided a vice on every day. >> colorado attorney general southers opposed the amendment that won 55% of the vote. it allows those age 21 years and older to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, grow six pot plants naned the long-term wording allowed for stores to sell it to recreational users. the law contradicts federal policy. >> owe it to the people of colorado to state intentions. are you going to pro
are invoking washington's most famous scandal ever. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on the libya attack and who should get the blame. good evening. >> good evening, chris. temperature was raised today as the republicans said they want watergate style hearings in to benghazi. the president fired back saying if you want to blame someone, blame me, not my staff. when i pressed him today at the news conference what he did to save lives the president did not want to get into details. his first full news conference at the white house in eight months, president obama raced to the defense of his u.n. ambassador susan rice. republicans vowed to block her from becoming the next secretary of state. >> for them to go after the-up ambassador, who had nothing to do with benghazi and simply making a presentation based on intelligence she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous. >> five days after the terror attack in libya, rice went on five sunday talk shows to say the early intelligence suggested that the assault was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-muslim vide
away from the fiscal cliff. we have fox team coverage. chief washington correspondent james rosen is at the white house to tell us about the president's return to the campaign trail sort of. but we begin with the chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel and another reason that the talk reconciliation so important. good evening, mike. >> good evening. there are strong suggestions that the nation's debt problem may be worse than $16 trillion and counting and key lawmakers are saying it's time to slash spending. >> i can cut $600 billion more out of the federal government tomorrow. nobody would know a difference except for the people employed by the programs here in washington, d.c. >> when asked by fox what he would be willing to cut, the senate majority leader didn't offer anything new. >> remember, we have already done more than $1 billion worth of cuts. we have done that. so we need to get some credit for that. and the negotiations that take place. >> 42 business organizations sent this letter to top lawmakers urging congress not to increase taxes writing, "we strongly urge
that rocked washington. ahead of important hearings on capitol hill. this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening. i'm bret baier. the unfair that untanned c.i.a. career of general david petraeus and the assassination of a u.s. ambassador and three others in cincinnati bengals. the former is a story that is changing by the minute. while the latter is being seen in a new light ahead of congressional hearings. we have fox team coverage tonight. intelligence correspondent catherine herridge looks at the matc machinations on capitol hill, and who knew what when. but first, jennifer griffin untangles the complicated relationships here. there are a lot of them. good evening. >> good evening, bret. in the military they call this literal damagcollateral damage. as of monday, c.i.a. director resigned over affair with his biographer. today we learn the top u.s. commander in afghanistan is implicated in the scandal as well as unnamed f.b.i. official who was taken off the case for becoming too involve involved. david petraeus's paramour seen in public for the first time since the affair was rev
into recession. lawmakers in washington met with the president today in a first step to try to find a way back from the abyss. chief washington correspondent james rosen tells us how it went. >> with that, we're going to get to work. >> the president hosting leaders from both parties and chambers of congress at the roosevelt room and appears to be sticking to his guns on taxes for higher income earningsers, own obliquely reining in entitlement spending. >> my hope is this going to be the beginning of a fruitful process where we're able to come to an agreement that will reduce our deficit, in a balanced way, that we will deal with some of these long-term impediments to growth. >> after the hour long session, republicans said nothing to signal acquiescence in any tax bracket and insisting higher revenues can come from the closure of tax loopholes. to show our seriousness, we put revenue on the table as long as it's accompanied by significant spending cuts. >> you can't save the country until you have entitlement programs that fit the demographics of the changing america in the coming years. >> a
on washington on december 5th to urge lawmakers to spare charities whatever they decide to do. shannon? >> tim, thank you. still ahead, will it be a particularly bleak black friday for wal-mart and its customers? but first, the top republican on the senabudget committee. what can be done to avoid the fiscal cliff? >> i'm at 187, a shout out to everybody at home. happy thanksgiving and see you guys in a few months, back in nashville. >> i'm harris from the expedition forces and here in bagram, afghanistan, like to give a shout out to my mother. happy thanksgiving, i love you mom and i wish the best of luck to everyone in savannah, georgia. i love you guys. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] they are a glowing example of what it means to be the best. and at this special time of year, they shine even brighter. come to the winter event and get the mercedes-benz you've always wished for, now for an exceptional price. [ santa ] ho, ho, ho, ho! [ male announcer lease a 2013 glk350 for $399 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. hurry in this friday for great deals. like the droid razr by motorola in cra
of the year. the realization of an ultimatum created to be so distasteful, washington power brokers would do anything to avoid it. i'm referring to the so-called fiscal cliff. you may have heard about it. it's the simultaneous convergence of tax increases and spending cuts designed to pressure lawmakers accepting other negotiated deficit reduction changes. it includes expiration of the bush era tax cuts that would effect everyone. expiration of the tax cut around for years can be called a tax increase. the nonpartisan budget office would bring in $1 trillion in ten years. on tap, 1.2 trillion in spending cuts for ten years. $100 billion in first year. half to defense programs. half to nondefense. cbo says going off the cliff would lead to a recession next year. we have fox team coverage tonight. ed henry is trying to read tea leaves on a day of mixed signals from all sides but we begin with mike emanuel on the possibility that g.o.p. lawmakers may put their oath of office above a promise to antitax increase organizer. good evening. >> good evening. the republican sources say they are offerin
evening. i'm bret baier back in washington tonight for a special edition of "special report" with limited commercial interruptions. more time for news, guests and panels on this, the first day after the election. despite record breaking debt and deficit numbers and some of the highest unemployment rate ever for an incumbent, barack obama easily won re-election as president tuesday night. but was projected as one of the closest races ever was instead called hours ahead of schedule. leading to a night of celebration for democrats. and bitter defeat for republicans. now the challenge of a second term for the president. chief white house correspondent ed henry on what's next. >> reporter: as president obama and his family returned from chicago after the jubilation of victory, his top allies vowed he will be willing to cooperate with the republicans on the looming fiscal cliff. >> nobody wants to see this fiscal cliff without a deal, because the cuts are severe and the tax increases are severe. so we've got to find a path forward. >> that follows lofty promises, the president made at the celeb
pick that day to make a point in front of the largest possible audience. chief washington correspondent james rosen explains. >> black friday, a third of americans shop online or brick and mortar stores should prove dark indeed for the country's largest retailer wal-mart. many of the company 1.4 million employees are set to picket outside 1300 wal-mart stores. following on similar actions in 12 cities last month. behind it all is our wal-mart. group loosely affiliate affiliah the united food and commercial workers union both of which claim wal-mart doesn't pay enough in salary and health benefits. >> we have a view that the employment practices are colonialist, long working hours and no job security. >> to preevent picketing wal-mart filed unfair labor practices claim with the national labor relations board. nlrb. they claim they are mounting a stealth effort to unionize wal-mart's workforce. >> they are trying to rally unsuccessfully. they have a good deal at wal-mart. >> a republican member and three democrats the nlrb spent four days deposing witnesses and reviewing documents and exp
questions. >> monday the head of u.s. africa command is scheduled to speak at george washington university at the rising threat of terrorism. they will face questions about the growing presence of al-qaeda as well as the military could have done more in benghazi attack on 9/11. >> bret: his name came up a lot. thank you. what is the best country in the world to be from? the answer will surprise you. that is later in the grapevine. up next, a lot of people in egypt are not happy with their country's president. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees, like ourender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer any questions and offer advice. with
to try to get the prisoners back. this is still being vetted. >> well-placed washington source and two security contractors in benghazi tell fox the libyan militia men held at the c.i.a. annex may be a possible motivating factor for the attack. the c.i.a. denies it had prisoners. the c.i.a. has not had detention authority since january 2009 when the executive order 14391 was issued. any suggestion that the agency is in the detention business is uninformed and baseless. >> the resignation comes at a time when the administration is facing questions about the attacks of benghazi. affair had been suspected against petraeus' inner circle three. separate sources say the top counterterrorism advisor john brennan was told about the affair in the summer of 2011. white house denies this. >> bret: they strongly deny it. jennifer, i understand we received reaction from the secretary of defense leon panetta about general petraeus resignation. what can you tell us about that? >> he was en route to reporters and said it was a sad situation to have a established career end in this manner. my heart obv
much. >> the head of nasdaq warns what seems like washington issue could become main street issue if the problems aren't fixed causing interest rates to rise. >> they will see the portfolio lose value. home buyers will see cost of mortgage to rise and homeowners will see the price of their homes fall. >> even with an agreement they face another deadline when it hits the debt limit again. at that point, the nation can't spend another nickel without cutting spending. another crisis over the horizon. >> shannon: tough to believe we're up against the ceiling again so soon. jim, thank you. >> stocks went surging. dow jumped 208. s&p 500 gained 27. nasdaq finished ahead 63. there is no word tonight from the campaign of florida republican congressman allen west. whether it has contest of the election. the numbers came in, though they didn't count the winner was still the democrat patrick murphy. one of big take-away from november 6 is the republican party weakness with hispanics. we report on the effort to do that. >> some conservatives are proposing adopting the texas solution, which wo
in 1980s, the graham-rudman-holings law. passed away before midnight in washington hospital. cited complication from lymphoma. he was 82. >>> a billion dollar effort to make driving arp washington, d.c. better gets off to a muchy start. a 60-year holiday tradition in california loses out in court. grapevine is next. >> announcer: 'tis the season of more-- more shopping, more dining out... and along with it, more identity theft. by the time this holiday season is over, an estimated 1.2 million identities may be stolen. every time you pull out your wallet, shop online or hit the road, you give thieves a chance to ruin your holiday. by the time you're done watching this, as many as 40 more identities may be stolen. you can't be on the lookout 24/7, but lifelock can. they're relentless about protecting your identity every minute of every day. when someone tries to take over your bank accounts, drain the equity in your home, or even tries to buy a car in your name, lifelock is on guard. and with lifelock's 24/7 alerts, they contact you by text, phone or email as soon as they detect susp
washington correspondent james rosen on big labor's blacks friday grab. >> from the skies over suburban maryland, protesting chanting logens and carrying signs with messages like, wal-mart, and i like 8.30 an hour. and a handful of the managers at wal-mart store 5219 backed up by invisible plained clothes security, a crowd led by a washington based baptist minister. >> can you say to me that none of these workers that have walked out today will be retaliated against or silenced or in any kind of way, held and some type of punishment or something for the activity, can you say that to me, sir. >> i appreciate your concern for the associates, but we'll take care of that matter. i'm going to have to ask you guys to leave be on the other side of the property, what you guys are doing right now are kind of unlawful. >> and from the outset the strong hand of the uscw could be felt, including an instruction by all picketers not to talk to reporters. >> ma'am, why are you here today. >> talk to the green shirt, and talk to the green shirt that sounds mysterious, let's see if we can talk to folks
charles krauthammer who joins us from washington, d.c. good evening, charles. a lot of talk about paths to victory possibly for governor romney. what do you see? >> talk about how difficult and narrow the romney path is. it's not. you have to start with one thing. you have to keep the solid south. i have every confidence he will win in florida and north carolina and virginia. if he doesn't win the south, he won't win elsewhere anyway. if you start with that assumption, which i do, then he has three paths. he can do ohio, ohio plus new hampshire. new hampshire is a dead heat. ohio is close. but there intensity with romney. and also republicans tend to be undercounted in the pols anyway. if romney does that, he wins. if not ohio, he can do it through colorado plus wisconsin. colorado is a dead heat. wisconsin, he is behind. but wisconsin is solidly republican for the last two years through the midterm and three le calls. they're organized and they have intensity and a favorite son paul ryan. if obama doesn't win any of the states you can do it one way. pennsylvania. why? because it's virg
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